These are my motivating factors!!
McDonalds = $4.69, this translates to you are paying $8/lb* in beef!!
Organic beef at Costco (not 100% grass fed, but close) = $4.50/lb
Harry's 100% Grass fed beef = $8.99/lb
Chickfil-A Sanwhich = $3.16, at 5oz of meat this translates to you are paying $9/lb-$10/lb* for chicken
Chickfil-A Nuggets 12 count = $4.25, at 6oz this equals $11/lb for chicken
Organic chicken at Costco = $2.50/lb for a whole bird or $6/lb for a package of breasts
*I called a sweet lady at Chickfil-A and had her weigh a piece of chicken out for me that they use on the Chickfil-A sandwich. She could not find the amount otherwise. She told me it was 5.1oz but their regulations were between 4-5oz of meat. So it's not a perfect number on each sandwich, so I went with the most generous portion which would be 5oz for my calculations. There are 16oz in a pound. 5oz X 3.2 = 16 oz = lb. $3.16x3.2 =$10. I'm saying between $9-$10 for the purpose of not knowing if you get a 4oz portion or a 5oz, you pay the same thing, but some people would argue the bun, butter, and pickle should be worth something so I'll give a range amount here. You get the point though!
Let's say the average person goes to eat fast food twice per week due to time issues and conveince. They would be spending just as much on their dinner as the health guru buying fresh fish and organic beef/chicken at Whole Foods or Costco! Well you say, that is only twice per week, the other times I'm spending way less. Not true if you buy the organic meat at Costco. Please don't buy cheap meat from factory farms. Have you seen the movie Food Inc?!!! I really don't think you can beat those Costco ORGANIC prices unless you buy a half cow and have a mega freezer. So I hope I've sold you on the idea that if you can afford fast food, then you can afford organic meat! I hope you consider changing over to eating zero fast food and all organic meats, eggs, and any dairy products. Those are the most expensive ones to start with and in fact the most important. Keep following me on here for recipes that are fast and easy! In the mean time, throw an organic hamburger patty or piece of fresh fish in a pan and in the amount of time it takes you to go through a drive through, you can have a way healthier dinner!